Sunday, December 19, 2010


Review Time! Continuing with my 2010 Debut Challenge I have finished Paranormalcy! Thanks to Angela @ Reading Angel who sent this to me!!! Now on with the review...

(Goodreads )- Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

The Short Story ? - The start of a brand new series with a strong, independent heroine, a cute and understanding  love interest and a world where paranormal is normal. Funny, exciting and full adventure, Paranormalcy is is a debut that you wouldn't want to miss.

The Long Story? - Kiersten White is a wonderful storyteller with a beautiful imagination and an endless amount of knowledge about the paranormal. In fact, I curious about how much research she had to put in for this debut. Informative and interesting about the 'stuff' that teachers will never teach you ( ie Paranormals 101). I have categorised this debut in my head under 'HOT GUYS' than 'DEBUT' than 'Interesting and enjoyable' and in that order :P

One thing among many that made this book memorable for was the fact that Evie liked the colour pink ( you go girl!) nah kidding, but that's part of the reason. How many heroine would admit that they like pink? The main reason was how strong Evie's voice was. Not literally (duh) but I would have sworn I was just an audience and Evie was running the show. Which is, if you had read my review on Last Sacrifice *pointed look*, a skill that I regard highly of. To be able to write so beautifully in first person, it is a rare achievement even among the best of writers. One other author that I can think off the top of my head how can do this is Richelle Mead, so Paranormalcy is right up there on my list!

Paranormalcy was unique and full of adventure. The reversal of the paranormal theme is to be credited as for most YA paranormals  start with main characters who know nothing about the paranormal world until she/he falls for a vampire or werewolf or banshee or yer you get the idea. So when I read the blurb of Paranormalcy I was delighted to find that Evie's strongest point wasn't ignorance. Sometimes the clueless girl cliche is just too overused, once in a while I like to read originality.

The characterisation of Paranormalcy was also a strong pointer. Kiersten, I salute you for casting none of the main characters as human. When you cast humans the story just loses it's appeal because it becomes another Twilight with different characters with different names.

Cute, funny and just a bit sarcastic, just the way I like it. Paranormalcy is full of adventure, romance, evil faeries and well, paranormal activity. BTW, it's got a goreeee-ours cover, which is the only reason I picked up the book in the first place but it was a win-win situation ( Evie and I worked it out). Watch out for the Hags, they sacred me ;) Rating 4.5/5

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  1. Great review! And I think Evie might be one of my favourite characters, like, ever. She almost made me like the colour pink, and THAT is a feat. And the Hags creeped me out too... ;p

  2. Wonderful review! I haven't read this yet, but its definitely one I want to get to. I love characters with a lot of sarcastic wit! And a strong heroine whose favorite color is pink? Fabulous!

  3. Great review! I enjoyed this one too! Evie was so bubbly at times it was just funny! How she was amazed with the simplest of things. Look forward to the next one in this series!

  4. Great Review! I can't wait to read this book I've wanted it forever!

  5. I hadn't thought of it before, but now that you point it out I really did enjoy the fact that Evie already knew about paranormals (and was one herself). It does get really trite when every paranormal book has the "discovery" scene. It was nice not having that here.

  6. Ok, I didn't think it'd be possible to be more eager to read this book than I already am, but I really am!

  7. I loved this one too! It was so quirky and didn't take itself so seriously - it was very refreshing.